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Poster: julan Date: Jun 29, 2004 12:21am
Forum: etree Subject: Unzip for OS X

I downloaded a full show, zipped and Unstuffit won't extract it properly. What do all the other mac users use to unzip shows?

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Poster: Cabbage Date: Jul 6, 2004 11:10am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Unzip for OS X

Unstuffit??? You mean StuffIt Expander? Make sure you are using the latest version, 8.0.2. There are bugs with 8 and 8.0.1.

Panther (OS X 10.3) added zipping and unzipping to the OS. If you double click on it BOMArchiveHelper should unzip it. You shouldn't even need StuffIt Expander.

You also trying dropping it on the BOMArchiveHelper icon. It's located here
/System/Library/CoreServices/BOMArchiveHelper.app

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Poster: fortmillhead Date: Jun 29, 2004 11:47am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Unzip for OS X

freded's method is the best!

One more tip

just type unzip

then drop your file onto the Terminal window and it fill it in for you.

Just save a little time and typo.

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Poster: freded Date: Jun 29, 2004 4:38am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Unzip for OS X

Open a terminal window. cd to the directory where the archive is. then type:

unzip the_name_of_your_arhive

The command line unzip included with OS X is faster and has never failed me. unstuffit and apple's builtin GUI BOMArchiveHelp frequently fail.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffsimon c Date: Jun 29, 2004 1:16am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Unzip for OS X

I believe Untar is recommended by others:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=15358

Thanks,
Simon.

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